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OPPORTUNITIES & PROGRAMS

ADULT EDUCATION
CARE MINISTRY & PARISH NURSE
BOOK CLUB
MUSIC MINISTRY
MEN'S MINISTRY
FOOD PANTRY
TRINITY GARDENS
ALTAR GUILD
HOSPITALITY
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ADULT EDUCATION

We seek to offer a wide range of adult education opportunities, including Bible study and discussions of other religions, sustainability, ethics and current issues, faith and science, and the history of the early church. 

Sunday Morning Learning Hour– We gather for Bible study and to explore and discuss a variety of current issues and events in light of our faith and calling as Jesus’ disciples.

Wednesday Mornings We gather at 10:00 a.m. for virtual Bible study via Zoom videoconference.  To receive an invitation to these sessions by Zoom, please email office@telcb.org and ask to be placed on Trinity’s Constant Contact email list.

Women’s Bible Study meets weekly

Men’s Ministry meets once a month at the home of a member for food, fellowship and Bible Study.

For more information about these ministries please contact the church office at 805-687-1577 or office@telcsb.org and we will direct you to the leader of that ministry.

CARE MINISTRY & PARISH NURSE

The Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church Endowment Fund enables our Church to support many wonderful projects for our Church members and for our community. One important program is Parish Nursing. Sharon Head, RN has served as our Parish Nurse for 18 years.

Sharon spends most of her time listening to personal health stories and counseling individuals and family members on treatments, referrals, and options for supportive care. Many of the issues she is asked about concern diet and exercise, members wondering about a new medication that a doctor has prescribed, care for aging seniors, and supporting those with long term chronic health diseases. She can also help with explaining medical test results. Many families contact her asking about advance health directives – also known as a living will. We all need to make decisions about what actions should be taken if we are no longer able to make decisions ourselves, and Sharon is there to help unravel the legal issues surrounding illness or incapacity. She also can make referrals for caregiving agencies and doctors.

We are fortunate to have a Parish Nurse who is available to members facing every day struggles. Sharon considers Parish Nursing a calling. As she put is: It is when the heart of a person is aching and someone comes along side to let them know they are not alone. So many of us are so very private yet when we can come together and share our joys, our sorrows, our worries and concerns we open ourselves to the healing process. When we reach out and pray together our hearts are lifted, our spirits are strengthened, and our minds are comforted.

How can you get in touch with Sharon? Please feel free contact her any time through email or by leaving a voicemail at the church. Sometimes people just need someone to be a separate listening presence in their busy lives – and Sharon is a good listener! Sharon would welcome your email with health questions! She is a terrific resource for our church. Contact her: careministry@telcsb.org

BOOK CLUB CLUB

The Bookbinders Book Club meets regularly to discuss a variety of books: fiction, non-fiction, memoirs, etc. These friendly bibliophiles meet approximately every six weeks to discuss, share, and enjoy time with one another. Join any time to have input on the next book selection!  If you would like more information, please call the church office.

MUSIC MINISTRY

Church Choir: Make a joyful noise with us!  Come serve at the Sunday services and weekly rehearsals. All adults and teens 14 years and up are welcome to join.  Prior singing experience not needed.

Bell Choir: We have seasonal opportunities for both children and adults to ring.

Combo: Our combo of instrumentalists and singers lead in worship.

Special Music: Trinity extends an open invitation to all who are looking to give a musical offering!

If you play an instrument and would like to play, or if you would like to sing a solo, please contact our Music Director and we will get you set up!

MEN’S MINISTRY FELLOWSHIP & FAITH BUILDING

Men’s Ministry is a faith building fellowship held monthly.  We start at 6:00 p.m. with time for fellowship and enjoy beverages and snacks.  It is a great opportunity for light or deeper conversations.  Dinner is provided and someone leads a Bible study.  We conclude with prayer.

We seek to be purpose not event-driven, and relationship-based rather than task-oriented.  Our objectives are:

  1. Learn and practice Christian principles
  2. Foster relationships with other men of Trinity
  3. Provide a forum to discuss male identity within a Christian context
  4. Support each other in prayer and deeds
  5. Deepen our discipleship

We invite members, family, and friends of Trinity to come and share in our fellowship and faith building.

GRACE FOOD PANTRY

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TRINITY GARDENS

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ALTAR GUILD

The main responsibility of the Altar Guild is to prepare the worship space for Sunday services.  We work in pairs, usually for two months of the year.  This past year we helped with the seaside service at Goleta Beach, several memorial services and several baptisms.  A highlight was Pastor Thomas Voelp’s ordination in January.

We meet on the first Thursday of each month, taking a break in the summer.

During the past year, we moved everything out of the Altar Guild sacristy before construction began, right after Christmas.  We helped with the ordering of new paraments for the table that replaced the altar.

HOSPITALITY 

The main focus of the Hospitality Committee is to host gatherings which encourage fellowship by getting to know one another through shared meals and refreshments.  We gather together to celebrate, to honor people, to be educated by speakers, to worship, and to enjoy the seasons and the holidays.  Our other ongoing ministry is to provide the members of our congregation with support during their times of grief by helping with memorial receptions.

In our efforts to make each meal special and varied, we try to celebrate each season and special event. 

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